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To remain independent, it’s important keep physically fit enough to maintain balance, keep from falling, and stay active and mobile. There are things you can do to put yourself in a lower risk group for falls and improve your mobility. One of those measures is regular exercise. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services highly recommends balance exercises for elderly people. It’s smart to schedule balance training at least three days a week, for 10 to 15 minutes per session, using exercises included in studies and programs that have been proven to reduce falls. Include lower-body strength exercises (side leg raises and back leg raises, for example) as part of your routine exercises.
3 Balance Exercises for Elderly People
Here’s a trio of balance exercises for elderly people to adopt as part of a regular routine.
This article was originally published in 2016. It is regularly updated.